Mary Ann Dwyer

December 5, 1933June 6, 2018

Mary Ann Dwyer, 84, of Manasquan, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at her home in Sun City Center, Fl. She was born & raised in Cresskill, NJ.

Mary Ann loved spending time with her family & friends. Everyone was always welcome in her home. She enjoyed many years of fun memories in Manasquan, from setting up the beach head and water fights in the waves, to Gee Gee's Pizza and nights on the boardwalk. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Mary Ann was predeceased by her husband, Frank J. Dwyer, in 1993; her sisters, Vera Gillis and Alice Grennan; and her brother, Charlie Kuehne. She is survived by her four children, Mary Frances Braddy and her husband Clay of North Carolina, Christina Dwyer of Colorado, Maria Kenney and her husband Tim of Indiana and Ray Felix and his wife Deb of Tennessee; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Helen Puls and many nieces & nephews.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 5-9pm at Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, 39 South St. Manasquan, NJ. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 9:30am at St. Denis Church, 90 Union Ave. Manasquan, NJ. Committal will follow at Atlantic View Cemetery in Manasquan.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mary Ann’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at, Sisters of St. Joseph at 1725 Brentwood Rd, Brentwood, NY 11717 or online at, or to your local hospice agency.


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Mass Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Burial Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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Maria Kenney

June 15, 2018

Mom always told me for years that her favorite part of life was raising us children. I asked Mom, after all we put her through? She said yes! That's true love. Her four children are her legacies. I hope we all do her proud and have beautiful lives as she has taught us to live.

Christina Dwyer

June 15, 2018

I've only known one mom and am truly grateful to have had her. Thank you for everything Mom, I miss you crazy!

She gave me these words years ago and I wanted to share it here. It takes a special kind of person to open their heart and home to someone they've never met before. She always asked me if I ever wanted to find my real mom, and I always told her no. I had everything I ever needed in her, she was my mom.

Legacy of an Adopted Child

Once there were two women who never knew each other,
One - you do not remember, the other you call mother.
Two different lives shaped to make yours,
One became your guiding star, the other became your sun.
The first gave you life, and the second taught you to live in it.
The first gave you a need for love and the second was there to give it.
One gave you a nationality; the other gave you a name.
One gave you the seed of talent; the other gave you an aim.
One gave you emotions; the other calmed your fears.
One saw your first sweet smile; the other dried your tears.
One gave you up - that's all she could do.
The other prayed for a child and God led her straight to you.
Now you ask through all your tears the age-old question through the years;
Heredity or environment - which are you a product of?
Neither, my darling - neither - just two different kinds of love.

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Ken Kuehne

June 11, 2018

MaryAnn and Frank’s wedding was a memory maker for me! The best part was the reception at the Old Hook Inn in Westwood, NJ. My “much older” cousin MaryAnn saved a special dance for me (I think I was about 6 years old) ... we laughed and laughed as we danced!!! Her smile and laughter were contagious! May The Lord comfort her family and bring His lasting peace!